Education and Travel
The educational platform at ULS emphasizes Hand-On Learning as a powerful and effective approach to providing meaningful learning experiences for students. One of the most impact-full Hands-On Learning activities involves getting out of the classroom and traveling. "Seeing the world" provides learning opportunities that just can not be duplicated in a classroom. ULS designs a variety of travel experiences into the curriculum to provide these benefits to the students. In 5th and 6th grade, ULS students start their exposure to travel on a 3 day winter camping trip. In 7th grade, there is a fall camping/leadership trip to Snake Road. In 8th grade, students branch out farther with a trip to Washington D.C. In Upper School, students start the year with a canoe/leadership trip. Finally, the Upper School Intersession program offers a variety of opportunities for students to "spread their wings and fly" a bit. The 2017 Intersession opportunities include: a trip to Cuba, a Study of Music and Culture in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague and a Yellowstone Camping Experience. The attached article talks about the benefits of traveling abroad for young people but think the points can apply to all travel not just international.
6 Reasons Why Traveling Abroad is Important for Young People
|ULS students on Intersession 2016 in Italy|